The Company Lab Hosts Startup Event For Women In Entrepreneurship

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Company Lab’s latest iteration of 48Hour Launch kicks off Friday, April 5. 

Chattanooga’s first-ever female-focused startup weekend, the event will spotlight women entrepreneurs with e-commerce startups and ideas.

The selected founders will present a sneak peek of their ideas to a crowd of creatives, developers and business professionals as they begin crafting their teams for next weekend’s event. Concepts range from web apps to educational tools to brick-and-mortar retail shops. The sneak peek will be on Thursday, at 6 p.m. at The Company Lab.

Founders and their teams will strategize, build and launch in anticipation of Demo Night, from April 5–7. On Sunday, teams will present their startup concepts to the public at 6 p.m. Three winners will receive sponsor-donated prize packages consisting of valuable businesses services.

The Company Lab’s celebration of women in entrepreneurship will include a special Demo Night announcement regarding a new female-focused funding concept. The Chattanooga-based initiative will be led by several of the city’s prominent female professionals, whose goal is to encourage the continued success of women entrepreneurs across the region.

For more information regarding 48Hour Launch: Female Founder Edition, visit colab.is/48hourlaunch.


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